While we are still skeptical about that day, we are also cautiously optimistic as it appears that progress is being made. We recently went to a movie and noticed work being done inside the retail space. However, it still seems like they have a long way to go (albeit we're not construction experts).
Last we heard, there was a huge rumor that Apple would open up a store in Roosevelt Collection. If true, it would have been the biggest retail development in the Sloop since Trader Joe's opened. Anyway, we still don't know what to believe on this one.
Yesterday we got an interesting email from a reader:
Yard House has officially mentioned that they're coming to Roosevelt Collection! Albeit next summer...Interesting! We're not familiar with Yard House, but according to their website they're opening in Summer 2013 at Roosevelt Collection. For those of you who don't know (us included), Yard House is a chain, but it appears to be a upscale chain (think Cheesecake Factory):
|Glendale Yard House (via Yardhouse.com)|
Yard House is the creation of founder and entrepreneur Steele Platt, who came up with the concept shortly after relocating from Denver, Colorado to Southern California in the early 1990s. Platt, along with partners Harald Herrmann and Carlito Jocson, wanted to create a restaurant that would offer one of the largest selections of draft beers, a diverse menu of American fare, and play a heady selection of classic rock music on a state-of-the-art sound system. On December 7, 1996, the flagship Yard House opened along the Long Beach waterfront in Southern California.So two things are interesting about this. One, it's a vendor officially saying they're coming to Roosevelt Collection. Two, they're not opening until summer of 2013.
So what do you think? Is this good for the Sloop? Are we going to have anything open at Roosevelt Collection by November 1st? Let us know your thoughts.
(Hat tip: VH!)